ricotta fritters with pea and mint dip

  • 2 cups (400g) fresh ricotta
  • ½ cup mint leaves, shredded 
  • 2 tablespoons self raising (self-rising) flour 
  • 2 eggwhites 
  • extra virgin olive oil, for brushing 
  • 1 cup snow pea tendrils, to serve 
  • lemon wedges, to serve 

pea and mint dip

  • 2½ cups (300g) frozen peas, thawed 
  • ¼ cup (60g) sour cream 
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind 
  • ½ cup mint leaves 
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper
  1. To make the pea and mint dip, place the peas, sour cream, lemon, mint, salt and pepper in a tall container and, using a hand-held stick blender, blend to a purée. Set aside.
  2. To make the fritters, place the ricotta, mint, flour, salt and pepper in a large bowl and mix to combine. Place the eggwhites in a large bowl and whisk until firm peaks form. In three batches, gently fold the eggwhites into the ricotta mixture. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat and brush with the oil. Working in batches, cook 2-tablespoon portions of the ricotta mixture for 2–3 minutes each side, or until lightly golden and cooked through. Serve fritters with the dip, snow pea tendrils and lemon wedges. Makes 12.
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donna hay team

Hi, Kerrie. Because these are ricotta-based fritters, they are not the best to freeze. The cheese will have a different texture when thawing. Hope that helps! The DH team.

Kerrie Jackson

Am I able to freeze these fritters please.
(also cauliflower ones )
I like to have a cook up for myself because I have intolerance issues, ( no eggs added to any of my fritters) and my husband does not eat like I do, so I freeze what I can for future meals

Peter Lugg

I’m just revisiting Donna’s tasty and vibrant cooking style. This recipe epitomises her style - fresh, clean, light and healthy with a nice simple method. I shall cook this later today! Thanks Donna.

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